Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 6:55 AM EST
I can't get my head around this remark.....The WMO said that we need to further understand how so-called 'greenhouse gases' interact with Earth's natural cycles, the biosphere and oceans.....these guys have put forward that CO2 warms the Earth as it is a Greenhouse gas, but now they say they need to do some more research as they don't understand enough as to how the gases interact with the Earths climate. What is it they are saying now, they got it wrong on CO2 but think other gases may change the climate instead? The fact they mention this just before COP 17 makes it a main topic to get their own way in Durban, you could not make it up!!
Levels of CO2 have risen above the UN climate panel's predictions: But the board warns that other gases are also having an effect - and that we need to understand the earth's systems more fully
#Carbon dioxide levels at highest level since 1750
#Nitrous oxide '298 times' more potent than CO2
#Ozone-depleting CFC levels dropping - but substitutes now cause warming effect
#Effects of gases are 'complex' and 'unexpected'
Global warming gases have increased beyond the worst predictions of the UN's climate experts - exceeding the worst of seven emissions predictions laid down by the UN's World Meteorological Organisations.
Weather stations in the Andes, in Alaska and the south Pacific helped to gather the data, which showed surges in various 'greenhouse' gases, including gases used as replacements for the CFCs previously blamed for eroding the ozone layer.
Nitrous oxide - released by fertilisers, as well as tropical soils and oceans - is also emerging as a potent greenhouse gas.
Carbon dioxide levels have also surged.
The WMO said that we need to further understand how so-called 'greenhouse gases' interact with Earth's natural cycles, the biosphere and oceans.
Global warming gases are at record levels from emissions, the UN's weather agency has warned.
The World Meteorological Organisation said heat-trapping carbon dioxide concentrations in the air have increased by 39 per cent to 389 parts per million - the highest concentrations since the start of the industrial era in 1750.
The rate of increase has accelerated, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.
It focused special attention on rising nitrous oxide concentrations.
Between 1990 and 2010, according to the report, there was a 29% increase in the warming effect on our climate system - from greenhouse gases.
Carbon dioxide accounted for 80% of this increase.
“The atmospheric burden of greenhouse gases has yet again reached record levels since pre-industrial time,' said WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud.
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